My F# PDC presentation is online (+ ppt and demo application)

You can watch it here. Also I attached the demo application I built on stage.

Comments (16)

  1. Dale Smith says:

    hi Luca,

    Thank you so much for such a compelling demo of F#.  You really made some lights come on for me with your "X = X + 1" slide.

  2. Jon Harrop says:

    Wonderful presentation. Thank you.

  3. Excellent presentation, thank you very much!

    Covers the biggest problem I’ve been having so far, which is "how do I take it beyond using F# as a fancy calculator"  🙂

  4. Great presentation and code, thank you.


  5. Raja Tirumala Rao says:

    Great presentation , it was fun filled and with much information , most times i dont see  both together.

    What makes F# so cool , i mean we already have functional programming languages, is it the support for IDE and support for using other  .net language classes/methods  seamlessly ?

  6. lucabol says:

    Yes, but there is more.

    All functional languages are enjoyining a renaisance of sort (Erlang anyone?). A strong reason is the multicore revolution that is upon us. Functional languages, with their lack of side effects, are good for parallelization.

    Also, with LINQ we brought functional concepts in a mainstream programming language. We made them a bit more familiar to people.

    When you put all these things together you get a lollapalooza effect.

  7. Jay D says:

    Would it make sense to have dynamic prototyping in F# like in IronPython? The ability to add behaviour on the fly to objects can be powerful when creating a DSL using F#

  8. lucabol says:

    It is an interesting feature, but difficult to reconcile with the static type nature of F#

  9. Thanks to Mitch Wheat for inviting me to talk, and letting me choose the topic: F#. Also a major thanks

  10. more animals As per the image above, cats and threads do no mix. Python and threads may not mix, either

  11. Tim Ng says:

    Over the weekend, I had a chance to go to the SVC codecamp and give a couple talks. Codecamp was fun,

  12. Luke has no name says:

    Very enlightening introduction to F#. I’ll be grabbing that first book to learn more about the language.

    I actually heard about your talk from a friend. I was telling him about my end-of-semester project, which is to take CSV files from Yahoo Finance and create a genetic algorithm to test parameter sets for technical stock indicators.

    Your code is a great start for my project!

  13. Dimchansky says:

    Great presentation, but "F# for Vizualisation" is unavailable (for free) now. 🙁

  14. Jon Harrop says:


    Although we succeeded in giving away $20,000 worth of software with our free editions in only 2 weeks, our actual sales disappeared so we took the free editions down. However, we do intend to introduce more restricted free editions again in the future and I shall make sure these are sufficient to run Luca’s demo.

    Many thanks,

    Jon Harrop.

  15. I recently gave an “Introduction to F#” session for the Cape Cod .NET User group and, with Talbott Crowell

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